The type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering, according to a new study involving University of Michigan researchers and others in an international team. In experiments in simulated human cadavers, the researchers demonstrated that they could forge an erratic heartbeat with radio frequency electromagnetic waves. Theoretically, a false signal like the one they created could inhibit needed pacing or induce unnecessary defibrillation shocks. The researchers emphasise that they know of no case where a hacker has corrupted an implanted cardiac device, and doing so in the real world would be extremely difficult. They stress that people with pacemakers and defibrillators can remain confident in the safety and effectiveness of their implants. The work and research being carried out at the University of Michigan College of Engineering hope to make embedded computer systems smarter with better security and safety, reduced energy consumption, and faster performance.
G-Form puts its new Extreme Portfolio Case to an extreme test, watch an iPad being dropped in a G-Form Extreme Portfolio case from 60 foot and compare it to what happens to an iPad in a side-by-side test of a competitor's well known hard shell case.
GE Aviation's new Auburn, Alabama advanced manufacturing plant will produce precision, super-alloy machined parts for GE jet engines that will power future commercial and military aircraft, and also support the vast fleet of GE jet engines already in service
Ford and technology partner Schaeffler demonstrate the innovative Fiesta-based eWheelDrive research car - a vehicle with the potential to vastly improve urban mobility
Sealed Air's Professor Packaging has returned with a new series of Will it Break? This time he has taken his egg to a famous TV race trackwith a little help from British Racing Drivers' Club 'Rising Star' Daniel Lloyd and his Caterham 7 racing car. Using only Sealed Air's Instapak® Foam Cushioning and a cardboard box, can Professor Packaging come out on top against a powerful race car, or will he be victim to a false start?
Pär Andersson, a Tetra Pak Specialist in Plastic Injection Moulding, explains how the development of the world's fastest injection moulding machine was instrumental in the launch of the world's first aseptic carton bottle for ambient distribution. To create a package with the opening and pouring functionality of a bottle whilst maintaining the environmental and operational efficiency of a carton package, Tetra Pak needed to develop a plastic top which could fuse the bottle opening to a cardboard sleeve whilst ensuring that the liquid was kept safe and secure. Injection moulding is one of the most common manufacturing processes in the world, used in manufacturing products such as mobile devices, computers, sports equipment and DVDs. In the simplest terms, materials are injected into a mould to produce parts of a product.
Discover the value of connections when people, process, data and things converge on the Internet of Everything. It's estimated those connections will yield $14.4 trillion for businesses over the next decade in the Internet of Everything economy. Learn more: http://cs.co/jlbYTioee. It's hard to put a value on increased connectedness, but when it comes to business, Cisco has done exactly that. Read the report: http://cs.co/jlbYThg5.
Finally the AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol reaches the world's market, with distribution starting during the first quarter of 2013. See what the first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol really means by viewing the 30.000fps slow-motion movie launched for the Las Vegas Shot Show 2013. www.arsenalfirearms.com
The new HTC One: the perfect combination of bold design and engineering. Watch the innovative processes that help mould and shape the new HTC One as this behind-the-scenes look shows the thought process of HTC's designers as they pursued the most innovative methods of phone construction to date.
With 3D printing becoming more prevalent and less expensive, the technology could slash the carbon footprint of manufacturing industries around the globe and provide smart solutions for a disaster-prone world.